Are you looking for free things to do with kids? Why not try out our fun outdoor Alphabet Hunt? All you need is your smartphone (or a digital camera) and a notepad to keep track of the letters you find!
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Armed with a digital camera or using the camera on your phone, the idea of The Alphabet Hunt is to try to find the letters of the alphabet when you are out and about with the kids. Keep a track of them and see if you can complete the whole alphabet.
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Try This Fun Alphabet Hunt
We started looking for shapes that matched letters of the alphabet when we went for our family walks. Here are some of the letters we found on our travels:
Some Tips For An Alphabet Hunt
- First make a list of the letters of the alphabet on a notepad so you can keep track of the ones that you find.
- Obviously you can find letters on road signs, businesses and even painted on the road, but try to find shapes first of all that look like letters. So for example, branches of trees or cracks in the pavement that look like different letters.
- Try different locations for your hunt, the park or in town, for example. Try looking downwards to see what is on the ground then focus upwards to see what you can find in electricity wires, roofs, etc.
- Don’t forget, sometimes a different perspective can yield a letter, looking at things from different angles and different heights.
- You don’t have to limit yourself to just one version of a letter, perhaps it’s easier to spot as many different versions of a letter as you can.
- As a variation on the hunt, you could ask your child to spot the letters making up their name as they hunt.
When you have collected your letters in photo format, you could either make up an alphabet photo book by sticking printed versions of the photos on different pages.
Or why not frame the letters of your child’s name for a fun decorative idea for their room?
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Over to you now. Tell us how you get on with your own outdoor Alphabet Hunt by leaving a comment below!